Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Sail-World NZ - May 4, 2021: SailGP fires up; 470 Euros; Starling Nats, WASZP Nats

04/05/2021


Sail-World NZ - May 4, 2021: SailGP fires up; 470 Euros; Starling Nats, WASZP Nats

C-Tech 2021 America's Cup 728x90 TOP

Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px2 TOP

New Zealand SailGP Team helmed by Peter Burling gets high out of the water whilst competing at Bermuda SailGP - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP


Dear Recipient Name

Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand e-magazine for May 4, 2021, this edition comes to you from Melbourne, we're here for another week seeing family after 15 months apart.

The sail racing world is spluttering back into life after over 12 months of being hostage to the COVID pandemic.

The Prada Cup and America's Cup were the exceptions to that 12-month time-out, but now we see other events taking place as the sport gathers some momentum outside club sailing.

Last week the SailGP circuit restarted in Bermuda amid a COVID lockdown. The Atlantic archipelago of just 71,000 souls has recorded 30 deaths, with 60% of the population immunised with one vaccination and about 15% on two.

Against that backdrop, it was fortunate that the event could take place - which only happened with some dispensations, restricting the number of boats allowed on the water for practice, and the usual social distancing and COVID restrictions which don't need restating.

Spain SailGP Team co-helmed by Florian Trittel and Phil Robertson in Friday action during Bermuda SailGP, Event 1 Season 2 in Hamilton, Bermuda - photo © Bob Martin / SailGP
Spain SailGP Team co-helmed by Florian Trittel and Phil Robertson in Friday action during Bermuda SailGP, Event 1 Season 2 in Hamilton, Bermuda - photo © Bob Martin / SailGP

There was a lot of empathy with the issues faced by the NZSailGP team, who are on their first regatta in the SailGP circuit, and in a boat that was sent to Bermuda, requiring finishing work. Peter Burling, Blair Tuke and friends had only one practice day on the water in their new F50 and suffered the usual gremlins expected when trying to race a foiling wingsailed catamaran straight out of the box.

Their practice issues were compounded when SailGP organisers elected to bring the first day of racing forward to avoid a predicted windless day on the scheduled opening races in the regatta. It was the right move, but of course, it creates a few issues when what is billed as a live event becomes a pre-recorded one.

New Zealand SailGP Team in action on Race Day 2 Bermuda SailGP  - photo © Thomas Lovelock/SailGP
New Zealand SailGP Team in action on Race Day 2 Bermuda SailGP - photo © Thomas Lovelock/SailGP

Of course, those who followed the build-up to the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda were well aware of a webcam trained right on Cross Island, the venue for both AC35 and SailGP. If your timezone was convenient, then it was easy to watch some of the action via the Port Bermuda webcam - and be able to work out the placings on the first day of racing.

Some media elected to report those results, and a couple of skippers gave media interviews on the outcome.

The bottom line, if flexi-race scheduling is going to be employed, then there has to be a total media embargo by organisers and the teams. To make the situation even more confusing, live images from Friday were shown on the media section of the event website - with no race report or video coverage - as both were embargoed.

All those issues aside, the SailGP, with its expanded fleet, has a lot going for it - and grabbed the spotlight while the America's Cup is on a time-out to decide the venue, who is challenging who for what, and when.

Florian Trittel, skipper and wing trimmer, and Phil Robertson, helmsman of Spain SailGP  - photo © Ugo Fonolla / SailGP
Florian Trittel, skipper and wing trimmer, and Phil Robertson, helmsman of Spain SailGP - photo © Ugo Fonolla / SailGP

There was a second Kiwi skipper in the event, former world match racing champion Phil Robertson, who is sailing with the Spain SailGP team in this second season of SailGP. Robertson helmed for China SailGP in Season 1, and like Nathan Outteridge on Japan SailGP is one of those experienced skippers permitted to help bring new teams into the SailGP events.

Robertson is one of the few in the sharp end of the sport who can deliver a quick soundbite that sums up the racing action, breakpoints and action.

In this edition, we feature a report from Phil, which gives an interesting background to the SailGP regatta in Bermuda and his take on the action and new features of the F50's - including the new 18metre rig.

New Zealand SailGP Team and Australia SailGP Team in the first race on Race Day 2. Bermuda SailGP  - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP
New Zealand SailGP Team and Australia SailGP Team in the first race on Race Day 2. Bermuda SailGP - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP

Getting four skippers from the 2017 and 2021 America's Cups into the eight-team fleet was a masterstroke and certainly lifted the event several levels from the first season. Of course, we had some inkling of what SailGP could deliver with the false start to Season 2 in Sydney in January 2020BC - (Before Covid) when INEOS Team UK's Ben Ainslie gave the six F50's a sailing lesson, winning five of the six races.

For the fans, the expanded SailGP does take some adjustment. It was simple enough following just two boats sailing at 40-50kts in the 35th and 36th America's Cups. But trying to follow eight, racing on quite a tight course requires concentration. Look away from the screen, and you've probably missed something. The confusing coverage is not helped by shot selection which often flicks away at just the wrong time.

Denmark SailGP Team presented by ROCKWOOL takes a leap during the Bermuda SailGP presented by Hamilton Princess - photo © Bob Martin for SailGP
Denmark SailGP Team presented by Rockwool takes a leap during the Bermuda SailGP - photo © Bob Martin for SailGP

The gold standard of live TV commentary is still Peter Montgomery and Chris Law/Ed Baird covering the 2000 and 2003 Louis Vuitton and America's Cups aboard North Star. They talked to images pushed onto the water, but with the huge advantage of one commentator being able to look around and relate/fill in the gaps as the off-camera race unfolds.

With SailGP we once again have commentators trying to put coherent words to images that appear to be flicked almost randomly on the screen - making it challenging to develop storylines that the fans can follow. The America's Cup coverage wasn't much better but was easier to follow with only two AC75's/AC50's in the race instead of eight.

Sir Ben Ainslie and the Great Britain SailGP Team  celebrate their win with Champagne Barons de Rothschild in the final race on Race Day 2. Bermuda SailGP - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP
Sir Ben Ainslie and the Great Britain SailGP Team celebrate their win with Champagne Barons de Rothschild in the final race on Race Day 2. Bermuda SailGP - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP

We also had that most annoying aspect of contemporary sailing coverage when the commentators insist on talking over key comments from an onboard audio or umpire explanation. Having the audio from race fleet used as background mood music is simply irritating and like trying to maintain a conversation in a noisy pub.

Trying to understand what had gone on took a couple of hours using the benefit of slow-motion replays, toggling back and forth and converting the kms/per hour to knots - the speed measure used by the rest of the sport. Once you have been through this exercise a couple of times, it is not so difficult to follow, but few fans and even less mainstream media would be prepared to make that time investment. It is too easy for deadline pressed media just to look at the leaderboard and come up with a half-baked storyline.

New Zealand SailGP Team Peter Burling discuss tactics on board during practice on Race Day 2, Bermuda SailGP  - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP
New Zealand SailGP Team Peter Burling discuss tactics on board during practice on Race Day 2, Bermuda SailGP - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP

SailGP lacks having Virtual Eye, and what took only a few minutes with the use of VE and a constant onboard camera stream took three hours and several pages of notes to work out what happened and why. Running the onboard video and audio stream from eight boats might be a stretch. But the use of VE allows commentators and astute fans to focus directly on the breakpoints of the racing - for instance, explaining just how the Kiwis were able to drop from first to fifth in just two boat lengths during a mark rounding.

The other issue that has to be looked at with SailGP is the racing rules and umpiring. It is not a good idea for race boats to be coming into contact with each other - that comment applies equally the right of way boat which has an obligation to keep clear - Rule 14 of the Racing Rules is clear "A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible."

Australia SailGP Team helmed by Tom Slingsby in action during practice on Race Day 2 - photo © Simon Bruty/ SailGP
Australia SailGP Team helmed by Tom Slingsby in action during practice on Race Day 2 - photo © Simon Bruty/ SailGP

While there was much talked about the propensity of AC75's to have horrendous collisions - we saw more prangs in two days of SailGP than we saw in three months of AC racing. Those who follow F1 are well aware that bumping while racing is part of the sport - with some dramatic consequences - whether that is a good idea in SailGP is for the fans to judge. Most would want to see the eight boats sailing rather than a fleet of six finishers on the second day.

Kiwis lead 470 Euros

New Zealand's Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox are leading the 470 Mens Europeans being sailed in Vilamoura, Portugal, moving up from second place after Day 1. Conditions are light in Portugal - we have coverage from both days and racing will be live streamed from tonight.

The only real news we have on the America's Cup, comes from an interview given by American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson, which has appeared in Harken's monthly e-magazine. He does give some insights as to why Emirates Team NZ won, but nothing really new. The US team does have its boats packed and sitting in Auckland. Under the terms of the Host Venue Agreement, the boats and bases don't have to be broken down/exported until such time as it is determined that the next America's Cup will not be held in Auckland. That won't be known until the end of June.

USA SailGP Team helmed by Jimmy Spithill capsize on day 2 of the Bermuda SailGP presented by Hamilton Princess - photo © Bob Martin for SailGP
USA SailGP Team helmed by Jimmy Spithill capsize on Day 2 of the Bermuda SailGP - photo © Bob Martin for SailGP

The saga of the 2024 Olympic classes continues, with World Sailing being told to think again, by the International Olympic Committee over the Two Person Mixed Offshore Keelboat event. In fact, it is more than think again - instead a direct request for alternative event options, along with priorities and reasoning.

After assuring sailors that Lausanne was happy with the ten events proposed for 2024 - including the mixed offshore keelboat. World Sailing's credibility has been severely dented by the contents of the IOC's letter of April 12 telling the world body to fix their homework, which was a couple of years late in the delivery.

Quite how this all pans out remains to be seen, however it is never a good situation when the best slate of events that could be put forward by an International Federation is not accepted by the IOC. Whatever happens it will be sayonara for the 85kg plus males of the sailing world after Tokyo 2020. But World Sailing doesn't seem to be losing too much sleep over that outcome.

Close racing in the Mens 470 on Day 2 at Vilamoura - photo © Joao Costa Ferreira
Close racing in the Mens 470 on Day 2 at Vilamoura - photo © Joao Costa Ferreira

For all the latest news from NZ and around the world, see the Top 50 stories below.

Between newsletters, you can follow all the racing and developments in major and local events on www.sail-world.com/nz or by scrolling to the top of the site, select New Zealand, and get all the latest news and updates from the sailing world.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

Great Britain SailGP Team presented by INEOS helmed by Sir Ben Ainslie in close action with USA SailGP Team while rounding Mark 1, during Bermuda SailGP  - photo © Thomas Lovelock/SailGP

 
C-Tech 2021 SnuffAir 300x250   CollinsonCo 300x250
 

Please forward your news stories and images directly to Sail-World NZ as text in the email and attach images in the standard way for emails. Our email address is sailworldnzl@gmail.com

To subscribe to Sail-World.com's NZ e-magazine published weekly, go to the website sail-world.com/nz and click on Newsletter and Subscribe. You can see previous newsletters by clicking on Newsletter and then Archive from the drop-down menu.

To check if you have been missing one or more Sail-World newsletters - then check on Archive in the Newsletter section - and if you are missing some, then enter a new email address for you. Again the location is www.sail-world.com/NZ/newsletter

Or if you are a potential advertiser and want to understand how Sail-World can work for your company, website or product, then drop a line to Colin Preston, whose details are in the Contact section of sail-world.com/nz.

If you need to contact the Sail-World team, our phone numbers are +649 489 9267 or 021 301030 or from outside New Zealand +6421301030 and on WhatsApp at the same number. Our Skype address is sailworldnzl

 
Fosters Banner 300x250   Highfield Boats - SW - MPU
 

Aboard Japan SailGP after the collision with the USA's backstay sliced through the starboard hull. - photo © Japan SailGP
Aboard Japan SailGP after the collision with the USA's backstay sliced through the starboard hull. - photo © Japan SailGP

 
KZRaceFurlers   McConaghy Boats 2021 - MPU
 

Great Britain SailGP Team helmed by Sir Ben Ainslie go through some practice runs before the first race on Race Day 2.  - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP
Great Britain SailGP Team helmed by Sir Ben Ainslie goes through some practice runs before the first race on Race Day 2. - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP

 
Reverso Air 2021 MPU   Salthouse Boats 300x250 Drone shot
 

Great Britain SailGP and Team Australia SailGP Team compete in the final three way race on Race Day 2.  - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP
Great Britain SailGP and Team Australia SailGP Team compete in the final three way race on Race Day 2. - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP

 
Sea Sure 2021 - RED - MPU   TIWAL 2 300x250px
 

Great Britain SailGP Team helmed by Sir Ben Ainslie win the Bermuda SailGP presented by Hamilton Princess - photo © Thomas Lovelock for SailGP
Great Britain SailGP Team helmed by Sir Ben Ainslie win the Bermuda SailGP presented by Hamilton Princess - photo © Thomas Lovelock for SailGP

 
Vaikobi 2021 - MPU   Colligo 2021 MPU
 

Australia SailGP Team helmed by Tom Slingsby in action during the Bermuda SailGP  - photo © Thomas Lovelock/ SailGP
Australia SailGP Team helmed by Tom Slingsby in action during the Bermuda SailGP - photo © Thomas Lovelock/ SailGP

 
Cyclops 2020 - Dec2020 - MPU   Mackay 250
 

New Zealand SailGP Team helmed by Peter Burling in Friday action during Bermuda SailGP  - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP
New Zealand SailGP Team helmed by Peter Burling in Friday action during Bermuda SailGP - photo © Bob Martin/SailGP



America's Cup Hall of Fame: Induction of Peter Montgomery and Ed Baird
On March 19, 2021, just a couple of days after the Emirates Team New Zealand successfully defended the America's Cup, the America's Cup Hall of Fame held an Induction Ceremony to welcome broadcaster PJ Montgomery and America's Cup winner Ed Baird

SSANZ promotes new two-crew 500nm Evolution Sails Northern Triangle race
Short Handed Sailing Association of New Zealand (SSANZ) is promoting a new and exciting event for 2022 – the Evolution Sails Northern Triangle, a 500nm journey taking in Auckland, Mangonui and Tauranga in late February.

2021 470 European Championships at Vilamoura, Portugal - Day 2
The Kiwi mens 470 team moved into top spot on the Day 2 leaderboard after an afternoon of light air racing in Vilamoura, Portugal. Spain leads the womens event, with an Israeli crew lead the Mixed division.

 
RS_Aero 300x250_side   Oborns_Nautical_600x500_Advert_Retina
 
Alternate reality
This time 40 years ago the drummer Nick Mason released an album called Fictitious Sports. As with his band Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis were called upon for the album art, creating the image you see above, which seemed apt as an intro for this editorial.

A glimmer for mixed double handed offshore in 2024 Olympics
The Oceanic and Offshore Committee recommends that World Sailing recognize the following clarification regarding the Mixed Two Person Offshore Event and communicates this new information to the IOC.

America's Cup: American Magic ready to sail at 7-8 days notice if Auckland gets the AC37 venue nod
American Magic's Terry Hutchinson says the AC36 Challenger are all packed and ready to go sailing at 7-8 days notice, if the next venue is Auckland, otherwise they will head back to the USA.

 
Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - MPU   Saffier 300 x 250px SC8m Cabin
 
2021 470 European Championships at Vilamoura, Portugal - Day 1
At the top of the Men's fleet scoreboard is the Spanish crew Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez after a 10th, 2nd and 4th in the three races of the day.

Smeg: 25 Years of Champion Sponsorship
Whether it's a high-performance sport or a small, local sporting club, to be successful, the organisation needs the support of commercial sponsorship or, at least, one major benefactor.

SailGP Bermuda: Phil Robertson outlines the off-camera action at SailGP Bermuda
All the teams in the recent SailGP Bermuda regatta experienced challenges triggered by COVID19 restrictions on practice time, plus getting crews up to speed after 14months out of the circuit. Phil Robertson recaps on Spain SailGP's experience in Bermuda.

 
Sail Exchange 300x250 2   Marine Auctions 2019 600x500
 
Colligo Marine's Bridal mooring plate system
Bridle Plate Mooring System shown mounted on top of mooring ball for illustration only. We recommend mounting below the ball, directly to the chain for maximum strength.

Three submissions for alternative events proposal process for Paris 2024 approved by World Sailing
On 23 April 2021 World Sailing's Council unanimously approved the alternative event(s) proposal process to enable two alternative events to the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat to be selected and proposed to the International Olympic Committee.

Zhik's new Z-Skin – your breathable, warm 'second skin'
Zhik's Z-Skin® Top has evolved for 2021 to become one of the thinnest ever, skin-fitting neoprene tops. It's the perfect performance top to crossover high activity sailing and watersports, including paddling, body boarding and surfing.

 
Team Windcraft 2021 - Dehler - MPU   Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW MPU
 
Eight teams locked in for Barfoot & Thompson NZ Women's Keelboat Nationals
Eight all female teams are locked in and ready to race at this weekend's always hotly contested Barfoot & Thompson NZ Women's Keelboat National Championship hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

The Persico 69F Cup returns: the regattas of the second edition will begin on 30 April in Malcesine
The first regatta of the second edition of the Persico 69F Cup will start on 30 April, unleashing the innovative foiling boats onto the waters of Malcesine.

Boat owner praises BoatSecure for saving expensive new batteries from ruin
BoatSecure user James who berths his boat in Auckland has recently praised the remote monitoring system for alerting him to a power problem that could have ruined his new boat batteries.

 
Gulf Wars   BoatSecure Side Ad 2 - 300x250
 
Clipper 2019-20 Race to restart in February 2022
We have made the difficult decision to postpone the restart of the Clipper 2019-20 Race.

Launch of the Maxi Banque Populaire XI
The Ultim trimaran Banque Populaire XI exited the yard in Lorient, Brittany this Tuesday 27 April 2021.

PlanetSail: Launched
An explosive opening event to SailGP Season 2 got underway in Bermuda. Matt Sheahan reviews two days of high ocatane action.

 
RS Sailing 2021 - MPU   Hella Dual Colour Floodlights - 300x250px - 001 gif
 
SailGP Bermuda: Two America's Cup teams make gains on second day and fresh breeze
Great Britain SailGP helmed by Prada Cup Finalist, Ben Ainslie won the sixth and Final race. The current America's Champions crewing the NZSailGP team improved to be in fifth position after the second and final day of SailGP Bermuda.

Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess - Highlights Video
The opening event of SailGP Season 2 is over and we have our first winner, with Great Britain crowned champion of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess.

SailGP season opener serves and frustrates in equal measure
I take my hat off to the logistics team that the event happened at all. With a lockdown in Bermuda and the general difficulties in travel, getting eight international teams and the paraphernalia to a small island in the North Atlantic was no mean feat.

 
ColoradoTraders_2_300x250   Seafarer 1_300x250px
 
Great Britain SailGP Team win Bermuda Sail Grand Prix after dramatic day of action
The Great Britain SailGP Team, helmed by Sir Ben Ainslie, took home the title in the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, after a thrilling day of racing on the Great Sound.

SailGP Bermuda: Dramatic onboard video of the collision between USA and Japan in SailGP Bermuda
Dramatic video footage shot from on-board Japan SailGP as their courses intersected with USA SailGP on Leg 3 of Race 4 of Day 2 of SailGP Bermuda. Nathan Outteridge describes how it unfolded.

SailGP Bermuda: Kiwis make big improvement on Day 2 despite pre-start system failures
The New Zealand SailGP Team delivered an improved performance at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess in a drama-filled second day on the Great Sound.

 
Doyle Sails 2020 - Built for Adventure 300x250   North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - 600x500
 
U.S SailGP Team denied following collision and capsize at Bermuda Sail Grand Prix
The United States SailGP Team were denied entry into the finals today at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess after capsizing their F50 catamaran while evaluating damage from a preceding collision with the Japan SailGP Team.

Great Britain stuns dominant Australia to be crowned Bermuda Sail Grand Prix champion
In a dramatic day that saw overtakes, crashes and a capsize, the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess was decided in a winner-takes-all final podium race that saw Ainslie come out on top from Tom Slingsby's Australia team.

SailGP: Baptism by fire on opening day of SailGP Bermuda
The surprise of the first day of racing in SailGP Bermuda was the performance of the three America's Cup skippers and their star studded teams - all finishing outside the top three on the overnight leaderboard.

 
Smuggler 300 x 250px Tenders   Baileys Insurance - 250 Yacht
 
PlanetSail: Smashing the Channel
As MOD70 sisterships Maserati and Powerplay duelled across the English channel a new record was set for the famous Cowes-St Malo race course. Matt Sheahan takes a look at a blisteringly quick trip that was over by lunchtime.

ILCA Vilamoura European Continental Qualification - Overall
As forecast, the final day of the regatta saw the strongest winds of the championships with waves that wanted to literary pick you up and take you downwind... Not very helpful when you were trying to go upwind!

Spectacular start to SailGP Season 2
Tom Slingsby's Australia SailGP Team started its defense of the SailGP Season 2 Championship in perfect fashion by ending the first day of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix top of the leaderboard with a clean sweep of three wins from three.

 
NZ Fusion SG_Amp_300x250px   Predictwind - Iridium 250
 
SailGP Bermuda: Replay, Skipper interviews and Highlights from Day 1
Replay, post-race skipper interviews and highlights from the first day of racing in SailGP Bermuda - Day 1

Excitement grows at the Global Solo Challenge with two possible new groups
As the list of enquiries received about the Global Solo Challenge 2023 tops 220 sailors (of which more than 150 already own a boat) organisers need to ensure the event remains fair, even in light of a potentially diverse fleet at the start.

World Sailing's Council approves alternative event(s) proposal process for Paris 2024
World Sailing's Council have unanimously approved a regulatory amendment to enable alternative event(s) to the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat, for sailing's 10th medal at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games to be proposed.

 
MPS MacGlide Hull 300x250   Road to Gold - MPU
 
SailGP: The best lineup of of sailors ever assembled - common theme at Media Conference
"The best lineup of sailors ever assembled" was a common theme at the opening media conference for Season 2 of SailGP, which gets underway in Bermuda, today, Friday.

Are you ready? 2021 Finn Gold Cup starts in 12 days
It is the final qualification regatta for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with one place available for both Europe and Africa.

Meet the Reverso Air - the world's fastest portable sailboat
Designed to fit in the back of your car, the Reverso Air is the ultimate go-anywhere dinghy. It's fast, stable, and incredibly easy to assemble in minutes, meaning you can be on the water, whenever and wherever you like! Quite simply, it's a game changer.

 
GAC Pindar Corporate - 250   HALLSPARS_MAST-&-BOOMS_SW_300X250 cnb66
 
George Lee Rush wins Starling Nationals 2021
Wakatere Boating Club's George Lee Rush took out the national championship today in the fiftieth edition of the Starling Class National Championships.

Maserati Multi 70 breaks the Channel Record from Cowes to Dinard
Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini triumphed in the duel against Peter Cunningham's MOD 70 PowerPlay and conquered the Channel Record. They set sail off Cowes (UK) at 9:13:40 GMT and they crossed the finish line off Dinard (FR) at 13:44:29 GMT.

IOC makes landmark move into virtual sports by announcing first-ever Olympic Virtual Series
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will partner with five International Sports Federations (IFs) and game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports.

 
Pantaenius 2021 NZ Sailing MPU   Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 300x250px2
 
Starling Nationals: Wakatere Boating Club sailors in top spots after three days of racing
George Lee Rush has emerged with a slender lead after Day 3 of the Barfoot & Thompson Starling Nationals 2021. Robbie Woolridge and Josh Hyde are in second and third places. The three sailors are from Wakatere Boating Club.

Sean Herbert wins 2021 WASZP Nationals at Wakatere BC
27 boats competed in the 2021 NZ WASZP National Championship racing and Sunday Slalom making it the second largest Nationals fleet ever. Youth sailors made up the bulk of the fleet with 19 entries

18ft Skiffs: Julian Bethwaite, Did It All
Julian Bethwaite has an incredible record of achievement in 18ft Skiff Racing as a designer, builder and competitor in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

 
SOUTHERNSPARS_MAST-&-BOOMS_SW_300X250-MISSY   Poseidon Tech Kickboard 300x250
 
Yachting NZ Newsletter for April 21, 2021: Regional roundup, Oceanbridge and more
Yachting NZ Newsletter for April 21, 2021, covering the Zephyr Nationals, Auckland Tauranga Race, Elliott 5.9 Traveller series, Young 88's South Island and Nationals, Oceanbridge NZL Sailing regatta, getting a buzz off the WASZP and more

Happy yachties enjoy a fast Auckland-Tauranga race
The Farmer Autovillage Auckland to Tauranga Centennial Yacht Race/Rally was held recently on the weekend of the 26 th , 27 th & 28 th of March.

Family day out for the Barkers, winning the Y88 Nationals
Last weekend's Harken Young eight8 Nationals followed hot on the heels of the Southern Champs held in Lyttleton a week prior. Both events featured a quality fleet of fifteen boats, challenging conditions, and world class talent.

 
Ultralon U-Dek.com 300x250px_brown-deck_Mar20   Barton Marine 2019 600x500
 
Great day of yachting on Day 2 for Starling Nationals
With racing abandoned on Day 1, the fleet needed Day 2 to provide compelling, challenging racing in the Barfoot & Thompson Starling National Championships. It did not disappoint.

SailGP: NZSailGP's F50 is launched on nightfall in Bermuda - expected to sail Wednesday
NZSailGP, the last of the eight competitors in the 2021 SailGP regatta, was launched Tuesday, local time in Bermuda just before nightfall. Several of the other F50s had a practice session on the Great Sound in fresh winds of around 20kts.

Japan SailGP Team announces Francesco Bruni and Chris Draper joining for Season 2
Japan SailGP Team supercharged its team for SailGP Season 2, announcing the headline signings of Italian sailor and eight-time world champion Francesco Bruni and GB's Chris Draper, who take on the roles of flight controller and wing trimmer respectively.

 
Webasto AUS 2020 MPU 4   Multihull Solutions 2021 April - TYSC-SCIBS - MPU
 
Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruit
Without doubt, my favourite day on the water all year is when I run the first Junior Sailing session of the year at my local club.

 
Race Yachts 2021 600x500 v2   Navico 2020 fun MPU NZL
 
BoatSecure Banner Bottom Ad 2 - 728x90

KZRaceFurlers

This email was sent to the.recipients@email.address by YY Online Services Ltd.
Towngate House, 2-8 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2PW
Registered in England No. 7895890

Our records show that you signed up to receive news from us on 1 January 2000

Please do not reply to this message as this address cannot receive replies.

You can unsubscribe at any time or email us here if you encounter any difficulties
Get My Boat 2021 FOOTERUltralon U-Dek.com _728x90px_Mar20 BOTTOMCollinsonCo 728x90 BOTTOM